The Manhattan-based DANCE CHINA NY's repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk and classical dances weaves a vibrant vision of China’s ancient indigenous folk cultures across varied terrains of time and region – legend and reality. They evoke the haunting beauty and melancholy of imperial courtesans, recreate the rousing carnival rhythms of a harvest festival, and conjure up the dramatic beating of drums and clashing of swords on a distant battlefield. Noted for pieces with powerful grace and contained elegance, DANCE CHINA NY performs regularly throughout the United States for audiences of all ages. DANCE CHINA NY has toured to hundreds of cities across 23 states, bringing the movements and rhythms of China to communities large and small. Each year, DANCE CHINA NY performs at over 500 events and reaches an audience of over 150,000 people.